11 things to do in Vancouver this week: September 7 to 13

Sep 7 2020, 8:20 am


Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

We just can’t get enough of these sunny skies.

Whether you’re working all week, have a few days off, or are free as a bird, we guarantee that you won’t be complaining about having a lack of plans this week.

Don your masks, get out, and enjoy these 11 things to do in Vancouver:

Comedy Ting

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Comedy Ring

What: Enjoy a night of Caribbean food, reggae, and West Indian music and stand-up comedy hosted by Randy Jernidier. Guests include Lorna Dawa, James Brown, Martin Navarro, Yixuan Zhang, Sahib Singh Rana, Mufaro Mbudzi, Jeremiah Ukponrefe, Rajneesh Dhawan, Benjamin Valentine, and Hector Rivas.

When: Sunday, September 13
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Calabash Bistro — 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Admission: $15; tickets are available online

Pajama Jam: Virtual Get-Togethers 

Pajama Jam

What: Put on your comfy clothes, make a cup of your preferred beverage, and log in for a good time. This virtual get together is held by Democrats Abroad Vancouver, so be ready to talk politics.

When: September 13
Time: 5 to 6 pm
Where: Zoom
Admission: sign up online

NOSH Foodie Fest

What: NOSH Foodie Fest has gone virtual! From September 1 to 30, Capilano Mall is hosting its NOSH Foodie Fest online. Taste, sip, and participate in yummy activities all from the comfort of your own kitchen. Don’t miss out on virtual dinner parties, cooking demos, edible art tutorials, and more delish moments — all month long!

Zoom Music Bingo Fundraiser in support of the Sasquatch Lions Club

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What: Join Corey Cassel Productions for a Zoom music bingo fundraiser in support of the good work of the Sasquatch Lions Club with great prizes donated from amazing community supporters.

When: September 12
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Zoom
Admission: $10 for 3 chances to win; e-transfer $10 for every card you would like to purchase to [email protected] before noon on September 12. Be sure to include your email address and the date, Sept 12 with the transfer so that we can email you your bingo card and instructions on how to play before the session.

Enjoy the Vancouver Mural Festival


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What: This year, mural lovers can expect artwork in more neighbourhoods than ever. From August 18 to September 7, artists will paint and unveil over 60 murals in nine different neighbourhoods. In addition to stunning artwork, VMF, alongside Granville Island Brewing, has announced the Pop-Up Patio series — three weeks of live, nightly performances at an outdoor, cabaret-style venue. Learn more about the mural festival here.

When: August 18 to September 7
Time: Various times
Where: Mural locations vary; performances take place at 123 E 6th Avenue in Mount Pleasant
Cost: $24.90; Tickets for performances can be found on Eventbrite

Gastown Unplugged


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What: The Gastown Unplugged series will see live music take place in four different locations, entertaining patio guests and the general public from now until October.  The initiative, led by the Gastown Business Improvement Association (BIA), follows the success of Patiotown as a way to support local artists that are no longer booking indoor gigs. While there is no set schedule for Gastown Unplugged, the Gastown BIA will be announcing the pop-up entertainment weekly on Instagram and on their website.

When: Now until October
Time: Times vary
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Free

Job Skills series: Job Search at a Distance


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What: Looking for ways to optimize your online job search? In this online session, you will learn which sites are best to use, how to put together a great resume, and more. This program is presented in partnership with Back in Motion.

When: September 9
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Where: online
Admission: Free; registration is available online

Art Downtown

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What: Enjoy an outdoor art exhibition with live music. Be sure to follow distancing protocols and wear your mask.

When: September 9
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 855 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Spend a day on Grouse Mountain


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What: We’ve put together a list of activities for every kind of visitor, from family-friendly activities to thrill-seeking summer adventures. Here’s your itinerary to take you from your morning Skyride tram journey to sunset drinks overlooking the city.

When: Any day
Time: Times can be booked online
Where: Grouse Mountain
Cost: Costs vary by activity

18th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival


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What: Join the Still Moon Arts Society and the Renfrew Park Community Association to celebrate the full moon, the harvest abundance, and diverse cultural traditions. This year’s themes include Constellations and Transformation. The festival includes origami demonstrations, performers, lantern walks, lantern workshops, and more.

When: September 1 to 27
Time: Times vary — a calendar of events can be found online
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Free

The Vegan Farmers Market 

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What: Head to the Vegan Farmers Market at Concord Community Park.
It will quickly become your one-stop-shop for all things deliciously vegan.

When: September 12
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Concord Community Park — 50 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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